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12 Sneakers We’re Loving for Winter

Sneakers for winter
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Sorel, Cariuma, Shopbop
January 18, 2024

This post was originally published in November 2023 and has been updated.

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On the chilliest days of the year, there’s nothing more uncomfortable than walking with numb toes. That’s why we rounded up our favorite winter sneakers that are stylish, sturdy, and most importantly, so cozy. From durable high-tops to softer options that’ll retain warmth, it’s time to kick having cold feet to the curb.


A shoe collab that pairs well with every sweater you own…

We’re serious (and maybe a little biased). Because for the first time ever, we worked with our friends at Cariuma to create two limited-edition, cloud-like sneakers you’ll wanna wear all day, every day. They’re made with natural, premium materials, and feel broken-in right outta the box. So you can say ‘bye, bye, bye’ to blisters for good. Psst…we even tested them to make sure. Our advice? Snag a pair for you and a friend before they sell out. (From $85, Cariuma)*

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A pair of hikers that are actually on trend…

Pink soles and a corduroy back panel? Count us in. This adorable pair from Sorel are water-resistant and have a comfortable molded footbed. Add to cart. ($83.92, Sorel)

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An ultra-comfortable pair that’ll provide extra support…

We love this brand for their cushioned insoles. This pair has them along with slip-resistant pads on the front and back of the soles. Plus, they have a slight platform for extra height. They’re neutral so they’ll go with everything, and the chic suede paneling adds a stylish touch. ($120, FitFlop)

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Free People

A cushioned option you can run and walk in…

These are perfect for year-round and even though they’re lightweight, our editors claim they still keep their feet warm enough for winter workouts. They have a breathable mesh upper and come in 12 colors and two sizing options, including one for wide feet. They even have reflective panels, which are perfect for days when it’s dark by the afternoon. These shoes? Definitely made for walking. ($145, Free People)

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Basic walking shoes that get the job done…

Sometimes you want a sneaker that’s no frills that you can throw on for a quick walk or errand. This pair from L.L.Bean is minimal, sleek, and even comes in wide sizing. Customers rave that they’re some of the best shoes for everyday walks. If you’re a half size, order a size up. PS: We’re picking up the navy pair to wear with jeans, leggings, and even trousers. ($89, L.L.Bean)

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Insulated sneakers perfect for snowy climates…

Whether you live in an environment with intense winters or you love to hike this time of year, these sneakers from Merrell are a must. They have a durable outsole from Vibram to keep you feeling secure, and synthetic insulation to keep your toes warm. We’d wear them with these socks for even more comfort. ($74.99+, Merrell)

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Snuggly, cozy sneakers for cold, rainy days…

Being caught in the winter rain = the worst feeling. With this high-top pair from Allbirds, you can rest assured that your feet will stay dry and warm. They’re water-repellent, have a no-slip natural rubber grip, and are lined in the brand’s classic fluff. Plus, they’re made of sustainable materials, too. Say ‘hello’ to your next winter staple. ($145, Allbirds)

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A pair of winter-friendly Converse…

Your favorite pair of Chucks are ready for the cold. This khaki-colored pair has a chunky rubber sole and durable suede. Plus, it has a fleece lining that’ll keep your toes extra warm. Add a pair of comfy socks and you’re good to go. See you, snow. ($105, Shopbop)

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A suede sneaker-boot hybrid…

Uggs forever. This on-trend pair is clad in Ugg’s signature cozy suede. Other reasons we love them? They have a comfortable foam footbed, a durable outsole, and reflective laces. Perfect for anytime you need warmth and stability on the go. Snag them before they sell out. ($83.99, Ugg)

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Urban Outfitters

Patchwork corduroy high-tops…

Spice up your winter uniform with this funky platform pair. They’re covered in a variety of neutral tones, so they’ll go with pretty much anything. And the sherpa trim creates a little more warmth too. Win. ($39, Urban Outfitters)

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A pair of high-tops from Sorel…

Guess what? The cult-favorite boot brand makes sneakers too. This lightweight platform pair is minimal and feels like you’re walking on air. They have a microfleece lining for an added layer of comfort and the molded rubber sole adds some height. They’re the perfect everyday winter sneaker option…especially if you’re looking to swap out your fall pair. ($119.91, Sorel)

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A classic pair you can wear all year…

Simple, white sneakers for the win. This pair from Veja is made from chrome-free leather and other sustainable materials. Plus, the ‘80s-inspired padding adds comfort, support, and warmth. Wear it with your fave sweater for a minimal, everyday look. ($205, Nordstrom)

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